Back in the early days of his mayoral tenure, before things began to fall apart, Clarence Ray Nagin was a rock star. He didn’t know much about city government but he was cool, glib and very optimistic.
Did the city need an infusion of money? He’d sell the airport.
The Uptown Jewish Community Center will hold its 44th annual Adloyadah Community Wide Purim Carnival on Sunday afternoon.
More than 16,000 runners and selection of bands will take over St. Charles Avenue on Sunday morning for the 2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon.
A woman was robbed on Laurel Street in the Irish Channel on her way home after the Bacchus parade last week, and police are now looking for the public’s help turning up any additional information that may lead them to an arrest in the case, authorities said.
The residents were also told that cost estimates have been reached for renovations to the long-abandoned Priestley site in their own neighborhood, they say.
RSD officials have not responded to requests to confirm accounts of the meetings this week.
A Hoffman Triangle resident fought off a scam artist who turned violent last week, and a Garden District resident escaped from a burglar she found in her home — and who appears to have left a pair of underwear behind, police said.
The Orleans Public Education Network will host a networking night for young professionals at Oak Wine Bar on Sunday evening (Feb. 24) that will also include a presentation to Leona Tate, who in 1960 was one of four African-American schoolgirls to integrate a previously all-white New Orleans school.
The “Step Up, Reach Out!” anti-bullying summit will be held at Loyola University Saturday (Feb. 19) for students and educators from several New Orleans schools.
If you’ve ever built a house or otherwise been involved in construction or extensive remodeling of a building, you know any contractor’s standard answer is “two weeks.” You also know only too well how, particularly in this city, the wheels of the public utilities and their regulatory minions in city government grind v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y –- unless, of course, you’re late paying a bill.
The two-day Tulane Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, which runs today (Friday) and Saturday, will feature panel discussions on topics of local interest such as fracking, coal export terminals, Hurricane Sandy aftermath, water management in New Orleans, Louisiana’s scenic rivers, lessons from the BP spill, sea levels in South Louisiana, the Gulf Dead Zone and a keynote presentation by Yvon Chouinard, founder of the Patagonia outdoor clothing company.
Following news that the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament intend to close Xavier Prep at the end of the year, school officials and alumni are organizing a meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Charter School on Caffin Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward to discuss ways to keep the 98-year-old institution open, reports Maya Rodriguez of our partners at WWL-TV:
The owner of Jimmy’s Music Club may be taking his fight to reopen his renowned club straight to City Hall, but a group of Carrollton neighborhood residents told him Thursday night that they aren’t his problem.
In fact, the Carrollton-Riverbend Neighborhood Association said, they’d like to sit down and try to figure out a way to support him.
An 18-year-old man was gunned down in the middle of Chippewa Street on Thursday afternoon, authorities said.
A 21-year-old man was shot to death inside a car that then crashed into a home on Nelson Street just off South Claiborne, authorities said.
As the New Orleans metro area rises ever more steadily in popularity in terms of viability and visibility (hello yet another Super Bowl and mostly uneventful Mardi Gras season) as well as the 2012 numbers-driven title of fastest growing American city (somehow when I mention this in passing conversation nowadays a lot of people missed this), integral components to our cultural seasons just might need to be kept in check. In other words, are we nearing a tipping point of over abundant festivals this or any other spring? Or as I’ve come to call it, will we soon experience Fest Fest? And should we? And if we do, are we in danger of becoming a mockery of ourselves? Maybe yes, maybe no.
As the owners of Jimmy’s Music Club continue to seek the reopening of their landmark Willow Street venue, they are employing an unusual legal strategy to get around the temporary ban on new alcohol licenses in the Carrollton area.
Instead of asking the City Council to grant them an exception to the moratorium, they are asking the city’s alcohol commissioners to rule that the latest iteration of that moratorium is illegal altogether and thus inapplicable to Jimmy’s.